A perfect place

Perched on the Wild Atlantic Way, Eyeries has everything you need for your stay.

The village boasts some of the most amazing views in Ireland and has great shops, welcoming bars, inviting cafés and plenty of places to stay. There are many other amenities including St. Kentigern's Church with its exceptional stained glass windows, the Post Office, a petrol station, the Sensory Garden, a playground and a host of beautiful relaxing spots both within the village and nearby.

And of course.... we are home to the famous Eyeries Family Festival!

All about Eyeries

On the beautiful Beara Peninsula & Wild Atlantic Way


Eyeries is in County Cork in the south west of Ireland. This beautiful, colourful village is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way coast of the scenic Beara Peninsula 

Idyllic location, views and spectacular sunsets


Eyeries has some of the most amazing views in Ireland, being surrounded by mountains and overlooking Coulagh Bay. Sunsets across the bay are legendary

Stunning shorelines, mountains and inviting green boreens


There are plenty of places to explore, from the top of Slieve Miskish to the local beaches and boreens. Find unspoilt nature and peace and quiet

Ancient myths & legends


Visit the Hag of Beara near Kilcatherine. The Hag, or goddess of winter, is said to have been turned to stone and forever awaits her husband, the god of the sea

Ancient history on the doorstep


The ruined church and graveyard at Kilcatherine dates back to the 7th century. Nearby is the much older Ogham Stone at Ballycrovane - Europe's tallest at 5.3m high 

Military history


The Coastguard Station overlooking the sea at Gurteen was attacked by the Beara Battalion in 1920 and is now in ruins. The old boathouse and ramp still stand nearby


Map of Eyeries showing sites of interest, the Beara Way and Looped Walks


The Beara Peninsula

The Beara Peninsula and Beara Way

The Beara Peninsula, bounded by the Kenmare River estuary to the north, Bantry Bay to the south and the Atlantic to the west, is a place of great scenic beauty and historical significance. Its coastline forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way which stretches from Kinsale in the south to Malin Head in the north.

Dursey Island at the tip of the peninsula is one of the westermost places in Ireland. The only cable car in Ireland takes visitors from the mainland to Dursey across the swift moving currents of Dursey Sound.

The Beara Way is a 206km National Waymarked walking trail that starts and ends in Glengarriff and passes through Eyeries.  Along this trail you can visit other lovely villages and archaeological sites and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of the coastline and mountains of the Beara Peninsula.

Map shown by courtesy of Beara Tourism.

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